17th of July 2016
I watched the so called “Putsch” in Turkey with a smile and amusement, because to anybody with a bit of brains it was clearly a false flag operation.
First of all it did not have the support of the entire army, only a few top officers who even held the army chief hostage. These soldiers who carried this out are either extremely badly trained, total morons or performing a poorly acted out and unconvincingly “show coup”.
Turkish soldiers normally get quite good training and they are definitely not idiots so that does not leave much else of what it could have been. After being arrested and being led away, they were even smiling for crying out loud.
Erdogan has been trying to change the constitution, set down by its first president Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, for quite a while now so that he could get the position of Executive President and consolidate more power into himself. He has been cracking down on dissidents and critics for a long time including trying to coerce the German government into imprisoning comedian Jan Böhmermann for calling him a goat shagger in a hilarious satirical poem.
It has been reported that since 2014 1,845 journalists, writers and critics have faced charges of insulting the president, an offence which in Turkey carries a potential jail sentence.
On top of it, since the Arab Spring he has been shitting himself, because protests against his increasingly dictatorial behaviour and one sided authoritarian decisions such as banning alcohol, media censorship and setting his goons on critics have increased exponentially, culminating in the Taksim Square/ Gezi Park protests in 2013.
In 2014 when the ISIS insurgents seized Kobani in Syria and displaced 300,000 Kurds who fled across the border to Turkey, the Turkish soldiers allowed them through, but prevented Kurdish volunteers and People Protection Units from going the other way to defend Kurds against ISIS. This sparked massive Kurdish protests in Turkey.
So when I saw this “coup” taking place in Turkey I just smiled as the word “Bullshit” drifted past my brain. I thought to myself…Erdogan must be loving this. This will give him the excuse to become full dictator and wipe out all opposition. It is a false flag as clear as Hitler burning the Reichstag and 911 giving the Americans the excuse to invade Iraq and Afghanistan. Always ask yourself who benefits the most.
Pleasant was my surprise when I noticed I am not the only crazy conspiracy theorist who thought so. Turkey coup: Conspiracy theorists claim attempt was faked by Erdogan
See, people underestimate Erdogan. The boy has big plans. In 1991, I was in Adana, Eastern Turkey (just to buy some leather jackets). I know the area quite well. Plenty Americans live there with their families and of course drive around in their American Pontiacs and Mustangs because nearby is the American Air Force base of Incirlik from where they have been flying sorties against ISIS in Syria. What people forget is that the Americans have 50 Nuclear weapons stationed there.
When the coup happened, the first thing Erdogan did was to shut the Airbase down and effectively held 50 US nuclear weapons hostage
|Gülen and former Pope John Paul II|
Gülen opened up a major can of worms in 2013 when he exposed widespread corruption by several bureaucrats, ministers, mayors, and family members of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of Turkey resulting in widespread protests and calls for the resignation
of the government led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
On 14 December 2014 Turkish police arrested more than two dozen senior journalists and media executives connected with the Gülen movement on various charges. On 20 January 2015, Turkish police launched raids in Ankara and three other cities, detaining some 20 people suspected of illegally eavesdropping on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other senior officials.
The suspects were linked to Turkey's telecommunications authority and to its scientific and technological research center TUBITAK. Local media said the move was aimed at the "parallel structure" — the term Erdogan uses to refer to Gülen's supporters in the judiciary, police and other institutions.
So Erdogan hates him...problem is, most Muslims reject Gülen too, because he promotes a pussyfied version of Islam that preaches tolerance and dialogue to Christians and Jews and the common good of Muslims the world over instead of what they want to hear i.e. Salafistic Jihad and the genocide of everyone that is not a Muslim.
Incidentally Fethullah Gulen also thinks this is a false flag operation
Nevertheless, as usual, one can always rely on the ANC clowns, who know absolutely fuckall about current world events, to provide us with our daily dose of laughter.
SA condemns coup attempt in Turkey
“The South African government has expressed concern over the attempted coup in Turkey‚ saying it strongly condemns any attempt to seize power through unconstitutional means. It also condemned the resolution of political disagreements through the use of force.”
Pretty rich coming from a Marxist terrorist organization that killed people with bombs, necklaces, tortures , throwing them off moving trains, making them eat and drink detergents, etc. to come to power in South Africa.
The former Department of Foreign Affairs now called DIRCO or Department of International Relations and Cooperation actually issued a statement.
“South Africa supports democracy and the rule of law and we are of the firm view that the will of the people must be respected. The South African Government appeals to the people and all political leaders in the country to refrain from any violent activities that may further undermine peace‚ security and stability in the country. We urge all involved to adhere to non-violence‚ and to debate issues in a peaceful and inclusive manner.”
It is not clear how the ANC intends to “support” Turkey…
Are they perhaps going to send in the useless SANDF like they did with Opperaiton Balls-up in September 1998 in Lesotho and got their arses kicked when they wanted to prop up their big mate and undemocratic dictator King Letsie III?
OK, strictly speaking it was acting President Mangsuthu Buthelezi who gave the order to invade and the OC was Colonel Robbie Hartslief, a white veteran of the Angolan invasions in 1987/88 known collectively as the “Batlle of Cuito Cuanavale”, but still…Tiny Lesotho led them into an ambush and kicked the shit out of them to the point where they had to call in 450 reinforcements and a further 120 from Botswana to come and bail them out.